Believe it or not, Isaiah and I were laying in bed the other night when we had this conversation. "Mom, we're never going to make a difference" "Of course we will my love." "But mom, we're the only people I know who even care about GMO's and eat organic." "That's not true baby, we know … Continue reading Be The Weird Family on Your Block
Hey! I have an AWESOME idea! Take that broccoli you were going to feed your kids tonight and soak it in RoundUp- let it sit for 30 days. Now rinse it off, you know, like you would if you were getting ready to cook it and feed it to your child. What? No? You don't … Continue reading I Was Against GMO’s Before it Was Cool
I'm at the end of the bed watching Isaiah. He is covered in towels, laying on towels, sleeping fitfully. I have my timer in my hand and I am counting his breaths. At 5am this morning he woke feeling "yucky" and coughing that ugly barking cough. I rolled over and grabbed his inhaler. At 6am … Continue reading Counting Breaths
I imagine myself watching Isaiah walk down the aisle - graduation, wedding, court - and thinking back to this summer. This summer when he would change from an 8yo who was happy listening to what I had playing on the stereo, to a 9yo kid with an opinion. It turned out that was okay, because, … Continue reading Summer Songs of 2014 – When Isaiah Got His Musical Mojo
I want to thank Marvel, James Gunn and the powers that be, for reaching deep down inside my soul and reviving my love of the mixtape. I admit it, I was lost, I had replaced my passion with lifeless monotony. I was still in flux when it came to the decision to revive our mixtape … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – Twisted Mixtape Returns!
I only go to Michael's in an emergency; I can't be trusted. This time, I put my blinders on to pick out a birthday present for one of Isaiah's friends. I passed the scrapbook stickers, looked straight ahead as I walked by the colored pencils and didn't even peak at the already-here-way-to-early Halloween decorations. I was surgical, I … Continue reading Mommy Fail Number 235 – Model Car Kit
If this is your first time here, let me introduce myself. I may not be a Sensory Processing Disorder expert, but I play one on TV. Actually, scratch that. I am an expert. I know more than every expert, pediatrician, and psychiatrist I've seen yet. Why do I know more? Because I won't take "I … Continue reading Does your sensory kid hate brushing his teeth? How about your typical kid? You can thank me later.
I think I may have over-advocated for my son a few weeks back. You didn't think there was such a thing did you? It's kind of like Munchausen by Proxy, only not. I wasn't making him sick or faking symptoms or anything. No, instead I was willing to accept a list of possible disorders based … Continue reading I’m not saying YOUR child doesn’t have anxiety. I’m saying just because mine likes to control everything doesn’t mean HE does.
Isaiah's tennis teacher is a saint. He specializes in teaching 4-8 year olds tennis. Enough said. As the mother of an 8-year-old I can personally vouch for how difficult that must be. Oh wait - I forget we are assuming that child is typical. But my child is not typical, and this class includes … Continue reading The Commotion You Know